Our Senior Corps competes across the UK and Europe on the Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) and Drum Corps Europe (DCE) circuits. Since 2007 the Corps has been recognised as one of the most successful marching ensembles in the UK, being crowned British Champions six times and European Champions twice.
In 2010 the corps travelled to New York for the first time to perform on the world stage at the Drum Corps Associates World Championships, this was part of our centenary year celebrations. After finishing in sixth place and receiving an outstanding welcome and reception from the American audiences, the corps returned again in 2012, 2015 & 2017.
Winterguard is an indoor colourguard activity, derived from the outdoor summer activity that is commonly part of a Marching Band or Drum Corps. Winterguard is usually performed in an indoor arena. Guards perform to a recording of various musical genres. A winterguard unit performs using dance, and most of all, with various pieces of equipment. While equipment can vary from anything to everything, flags, rifles, and sabres are the main pieces of equipment. Members toss, spin, and do much more with their equipment, which can change throughout their show.
Major competitions take place from January to March with Finals taking place in April. Competitions are sanctioned and managed by Winter Guard United Kingdom (WGUK).